Whether for the view or for the challenge, climbing the mountainous peaks in Germany is the best way to experience more of this beautiful region. But with 20 to choose from, it can be tough to know which peak to proceed with. That’s why we’ve collected the best peaks and summits in Germany for you here — so you can easily add one to your next adventure.

The top 20 peaks in Germany

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    Brockengipfel

    Hiking Highlight

    The view from Brocken in good weather is incredible, but unfortunately the summit is very often in the fog. Incidentally, even in the summer, a bit thicker clothing is important …

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    Altkönig

    Hiking Highlight

    The place has something mystical. The summit is a slightly larger plateau and hikers and mountain bikers emerge from all directions and disappear again.

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    Hanno
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    Achtermannshöhe Gipfel

    Hiking Highlight

    One of the most fantastic viewpoints ever. From the Achtermannshöhe you have a 360 ° view over the Harz. Brocken, Wurmberg or peat house seem to be just a stone's …

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    Großer Arber

    Hiking Highlight

    It looks like a majesty, the highest mountain of the Bavarian Forest at 1,456 meters: the Großer Arber.

    It is not for nothing that this mountain bears the epithet "King …

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    Zeller Horn

    Hiking Highlight

    From here you have the most beautiful view of the castle Hohenzollern - postcard motives guaranteed. The Zeller Horn (913 meters altitude) is part of the Albtraufs, the northwest-facing steep drop of the Swabian Alb.

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    Grünten

    Hiking Highlight

    Many paths lead to the Grünten. The sunrise here and at the nearby Jägerdenkmal is unique due to the exposed location. For this we recommend the fast ascent from the …

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    Großer Inselsberg

    Hiking Highlight

    Highest mountain, the western Thuringian Forest. Fantastic view in all directions.

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    Mapf
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    Zugspitze Gipfel

    Hiking Highlight

    If you intend to climb the Zugspitze from Ehrwald and take the train back down, you should first inquire about the operating hours of the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn.

    Several times a …

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    Lippischer Velmerstot

    Hiking Highlight

    The Velmerstot, whether Lippe or Prussian is always worth a hike, because of the great view there, but also the way up through the heath at the height.

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    Belchengipfel

    Hiking Highlight

    From the 1414 meter high Belchen you can look at the Alps from the Zugspitze to the Mont Blanc in good weather conditions. The name of the mountain comes from the Celtic and means "the shining one".

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    Grünstein

    Hiking Highlight

    Beautiful climb from the Königssee past the toboggan run possible. The view above is worth the effort.

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    The birch head is 511m high. On the mountain, the debris of the city of Stuttgart were deposited after the Second World War. Hence the colloquial name Monte Scherbelino. Because …

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    The last meters up to the summit lead along wire ropes. Those who are free from giddiness and sure-footed will not have any problems here. Unfortunately, this does not apply …

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    Jochberg

    Hiking Highlight

    In my opinion, a mountain can not be better. The Jochberg is located exactly between Kochel and Walchensee. On clear autumn days, the view extends far into the foothills of …

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    Nebelhorn

    Hiking Highlight

    Just an overwhelming view of mountain peaks as far as the eye can see.

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    Marion
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    Nonnenfelsen

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The Nonnenfelsen are a unique rock formation above the spa town of Jonsdorf. Various paths lead up and up next to the bizarre sandstone pinnacles you can expect an incomparable view of the surrounding mountains.

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    Bärenstein

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Like the Pöhlberg, the Bärenstein mainly consists of basalt, on the north side you can see that in an old quarry. Speaking of which, the view from the Bärenstein down …

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    Hochfelln

    Hiking Highlight

    The Hochfelln is always worth a climb. Numerous paths lead you to this popular Chiemgau summit. Understandable that there is always something going on, because the view is wonderful. Before …

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    Dreisessel

    Hiking Highlight

    The Dreisessel (1,312 meters) is certainly one of the most striking mountains in the Bavarian Forest.

    Impressive along the way is especially the "Stone Sea", a huge cluster of large …

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    Aggenstein Gipfel

    Hiking Highlight

    Beautiful climb over the Bad Kissinger hut with small climbing passages below the summit. Lyre very crowded on nice days. The view, however, compensates for everything ....

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    Timor